iPhone app for motor efficiency
The new BE$T application for iPhones can easily and accurately calculate an existing motor's annual electricity usage based on its nominal efficiency and compare it to the annual electricity usage of premium efficiency motors.
The new BE$T application for iPhones can easily andaccurately calculate an existing motor's annual electricity usage based on itsnominal efficiency and compare it to the annual electricity usage of premiumefficiency motors. It then recommends, by catalog number, the appropriate motorfor the application, and notes the payback period, in months, for replacing theexisting motor. The software is also capable of calculating and comparingyearly electrical savings when a variable speed drive is used verses a constantspeed motor - and it also shows annual CO 2 footprint reductions.BE$T is also available in CD-ROM format or downloadable from the companyWebsite. The BE$T iPhone application is also available from iTunes and can belocated by searching for the keyword "Baldor."
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey